The latest research report released by Strategy Analytics states that global 5G smartphone shipments will reach 19 million units in 2019. Demand is much higher than expected. Huawei holds 37% of the global 5G smartphone market, ranking first; Samsung ranks second with 36%.
According to Strategy Analytics, “Global 5G smartphone shipments have grown from zero in 2018 to 18.7 million units in 2019. Market demand for 5G smartphones is much higher than expected. Fierce competition from Chinese manufacturers and substantial subsidies from South Korean operators “It has been the main driver of 5G demand. Other regions such as the US and Europe lag behind in Asia, but we expect them to close the gap with Asia later this year.
Strategy Analytics added: “Huawei’s global shipments of 5G smartphones in 2019 are 6.9 million units, with a market share of 37%, ranking first. Almost all Huawei 5G smartphones are shipped in China, so US sanctions China ’s influence is relatively small. Huawei ’s best-selling 5G models include Mate 20 X 5G and Mate 30 Pro 5G. In 2019, Samsung ’s global shipments of 5G smartphones were 6.7 million, with a market share of 36%, ranking second. Samsung ’s 5G smartphone shipments are international, with major shipping countries including South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Samsung ’s most popular 5G models include Note 10 5G and S10 5G. “
Strategy Analytics said: “The upcoming 5G models of Apple iPhone and other big brands mean that 5G will become the hottest part of the global smartphone market this year. Industry players should be prepared for the surge in 5G sales in certain markets.